Leadership Team

“SCIS is committed to delivering service excellence in everything we do. Growing the background investigations program starts with hiring unparalleled employees and giving them every opportunity to succeed through training, performance-based merit, and leadership opportunities.”
—Kevin Sandkuhler, Chief Executive Officer

Ronald D. Long



Mr. Long was appointed President of SCIS Background Investigations in January 2014, with responsibility for the development and management oversight of government investigations. Prior, he served as President of Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations, an affiliated company, from 2007, overseeing the operations of 38 global offices. His prior roles during his 20 year career with SCIS include Managing Director of Investigations and Senior Vice President. Mr. Longʼs areas of expertise include general investigations, undercover and surveillance, criminal background searches, structured interviews and interrogations, due diligence, asset and executive protection, litigation support, brand protection, logistics security, hospital intrusion, and compliance audits. Prior to joining SCIS, Mr. Long worked as Senior Grade Detective assigned to Homicide at the Baltimore County Police Department. Mr. Long was assigned to the DEA Task Force and the FBI Organized Crime Task Force in Baltimore. Mr. Long is a member of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and past member of the Executive Committee of The City Wide Law Related and Protective Services Industry Advisory Board. He has testified in Local, State and Federal Courts and qualified as an expert in organized crime investigations related to narcotics enforcement, homicide and murder for hire prosecution.


Mr. Long attended Catonsville Community College, the University of Baltimore, and University of Maryland. He has participated in multiple seminars related to organized crime and high level investigations sponsored by the US Department of Justice and other Federal agencies. He is a graduate of Maryland Legal Foundation Investigators School of Medicine, Postmortem Investigations Seminar.

Doug Steele

Vice President


Mr. Steele joined Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS) in November 2014 as Vice President of Investigations and Business Development. Mr. Steele is responsible for SCIS’ background investigations offerings to complement the company’s other commercial and government service lines. His background includes over 20 years of experience in the personnel background investigations security arena, including senior operational, strategic, and business leadership positions in both the Federal and private sector.


Prior to joining SCIS, Mr. Steele served as Principal and Managing Director of multiple nationwide Federal investigations and inspections programs while focusing on productivity, policy, quality assurance, integrity, and new technology solutions. Mr. Steele previously served as a senior member of the Government’s policy arm charged with drafting policy, executive orders and the Federal regulations impacting personnel security and investigative standards. His work also included design and implementation of Integrity Assurance protocols governing the background investigations and personnel security framework within Government.


A native of New York, Mr. Steele is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a recipient of the Innovation in Leadership certificate from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is a member of numerous professional associations in the personnel security space. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a BA in International Relations and Economics and attended The American University in Washington, DC.

Heather Overton

Director, Compliance & Operations


Ms. Overton brings a wealth of personnel security and background investigations experience to her position as Operations Manager with Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS). In addition to her 15 years of experience supporting and leading a wide spectrum of personnel security contracts, Ms. Overton has depth in building, coordinating, recruiting, training, and managing front and back office programs. Her strong operational and business development orientation includes supporting major contracts from prospecting to implementation.


Ms. Overton has extensive field investigator, case review officer, and management experience, having served most recently as the Integrity Assurance Officer with oversight of several background investigation contracts. Responsibilities included chief oversight of all quality assurance, training and development, and integrity programs.


Ms. Overton has a long and successful track record of managing dynamic, evolving personnel security programs to deliver performance excellence. Ms. Overton is a native of Chicago and graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.